Shadow Backslash Practice


This set of photos was taken on October 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM 

The location was in the drive in entrance to a very nice mid level hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.

The "Take It!" came from my fascination with shadows.  This one was being cast by intense sunlight which formed a great row of interrupted lines that were tilting as they came closer to my vantage point. The sun's position dictated the progression of the angle as it filtered through the overhead trellis.  

The upper photo was taken using my mind's eye to crop the photo for focus sake of the symmetry of the shadows. The lower photo was taken to provide us with a view of context.  

The After Take:  All that I have shown this set of pictures to, enjoyed them. There was just something about the catch being made of a viewing so very ordinary, that it probably would be just one of those " fit in " things, that we see all the time and it just does not register as being worthy of any special mental note.  This is how it initially came across to me, however I happened to be parked and in a waiting situation where I had the opportunity to look at the shadow formation numerous times, as it was right in front of me. It finally converted into the action needed to get out of the car and walk up to find locations to make the shots.  

I hope you enjoy the randomness of this setting and our not having to make a choice of only one of the pictures in this presentation.

Nature offers us so many opportunities to get caught up in the splendor often found in the what might be perceived as ordinary.

Wishing you a grand day.


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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Sf1967 (Sunday, 09 November 2014 09:36)

    Shadow geometry right there.

  • #2

    Gabe (Sunday, 09 November 2014 09:37)

    I really like what the vines do for the picture.

  • #3

    thatoneguy (Sunday, 09 November 2014 09:38)

    it looks like they are all pointing at something very neat